LAHORE: The government of Punjab has announced to reopen private and public schools from Thursday (tomorrow) after a decline in covid-19 cases.
Taking it to Twitter, Punjab Minister for School Education Murad Raas stated, “All Public and Private Schools of Punjab to open on Thursday 16th September, 2021 (tomorrow) with the staggered approach.”
“Only 50% students will be allowed in Schools on any given day. Please follow COVID SOPs issued by the government. Welcome back.”, Raas further stated.
Earlier in August, he schools were re-opened in the province, Punjab after summer vacations.
The Punjab Education Minister Murad Raas announced to re-open private and government schools from August 2
However, on September 3, the Punjab government decided to shut down schools again for six days due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the province.
The Provincial Minister of Punjab for School Education Murad Raas stated on Twitter, “All Public & Private Schools of Punjab to be closed from September 6th to September 11th, 2021 due COVID 19 conditions”.
He further said, “Please stay home and stay safe. Protect yourself and your families.”
Moreover, It has been revealed that 4,200 schools in Punjab are deprived of basic facilities and resources.
According to the official documents, out of 52,000 schools in Punjab, 1,200 schools have no electricity connection while 3% of schools are out of fences.
Also, one percent of government schools in Punjab, numbering more than 500, lack clean water, while more than 500 schools lack toilets.
According to the official documents, the school census will be conducted again on October 31 to review the facilities in the schools.
Furthermore, the survey of schools will show the monthly income of parents, children’s B form, teacher training and other data while model schools are being set up in 11 districts of Punjab in which all basic facilities will be provided, according to the department of schools.